Swing into Summer Performances by Jazz IV Swing Band, Jazz Choir II and the Hamptones. Today, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. Free. (208) 885-6231.
Brian Crain Classical PianoA local player known internationally, Crain has achieved success with his two duet albums “Piano and Cello Duet” and “Piano and Violin Duet.” His compositions have been used in movies and television commercials in the United States, Canada, Hungary, Sweden and Finland. Today, 7:30 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $20/general; $15/students. (208) 457-8950.
Chase Country music by Lincoln County artist. Saturday, 7 p.m., Harrington Opera House, 19 S. Third St., Harrington, Wash. $10/adult; $5/age 18 and younger. (509) 725-1170.
Spokane Jazz Orchestra - Final concert of the season, featuring New York jazz trombonist Ryan Keberle and jazz trumpeter Dan Keberle. Saturday, 8 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $26.50/adults; $24/seniors, students and military. (800) 325-SEAT.
Eric John Kaiser Known as Portland’s French troubadour, Kaiser’s songs pick up a very American rhythm, including Western lap steel guitar and some roadhouse blues. Monday, 8 p.m., CenterStage, 1017 W. First Ave. Donation. (509) 333-2049.
Tuesday Night Music Series Tuesday, Gypsy Dawg (jazz); May 21, Musaiique (Bossa nova, swing, blues); May 28, Down Time Jazz (jazz). Shows are 5-6:30 p.m., Moscow Food Co-Op, Deli, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow. Free. (208) 882-8537.
EWU Composer’s Forum Concert Tuesday, 5 p.m., Eastern Washington University, Art Building Gallery, Cheney. Free. (509) 359-2241.
Pages of Harmony Spring Show Presenting the Diamond Anniversary Men’s Chorus of 2013 in celebration of 75 years of Barbershop Harmony Society. Thursday, 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. (509) 999-1598.
Contra Dance With Bridgewater Boys and caller Larry Simmons. Sponsored by Spokane Folklore Society. Open to the public. Today, 7 p.m., East Spokane Grange, 1621 N. Park Road, Spokane Valley. $10. (509) 747-2640.
Belly Dance Hafla All dancers are invited to perform and watch. Saturday, 6 p.m., Red Lantern Room, 1406 W. Third Ave. Free.
Young Dancer’s World Celebration Dancers age 4 to 7 will perform dances that represent Hawaii, New York, China, and a fantasy Fairyland. Includes soloists and guest performances by the Festival Dance Academy Team. Shows at 5:30 Saturday, University of Idaho Hartung Theatre, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow. Free. (208) 883-3267.
Dancers, Drummers, Dreamers The 70-minute performance is a creative collaboration by the University of Idaho’s Dance Department and the Lionel Hampton School of Music. Donations will be collected at the door and will benefit Lake City High School’s music and other performing arts programs. Monday, 7 p.m., Lake City High School, 6101 N. Ramsey Road, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 885-7521.
“Safari” Saturdays at 9 p.m. during the month of May. Fast-paced, short-form, all-improvised live comedy show. Audience suggestions fuel each scene. This show is not rated and may not be suitable for all ages. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7/all seats. For more information or reservations call (509) 747-7045 or visit www.bluedoortheatre.com.
“Arsenic and Old Lace” Today-Sunday. StageWest Community Theatre of the West Plains presents Joseph Kesselring’s classic dark comedy. Directed by Kay Byron Pacheco. Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.; and special performance with high tea on Sunday at 2 p.m., 639 Elm St., Cheney. For more information or reservations, call (509) 235-2441. $12/adults; $10/students and seniors. The Sunday performance is $25 and reservations are required.
“The Miss Firecracker Contest” Today-Sunday. A comedy by Beth Henley about a woman hoping to restore her dignity by winning her small Southern town’s pageant. Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave, Coeur d’Alene. $11-$17.
“Seeds of Change” Today-May 26. Interplayers presents a world premiere comedy by Spokane playwright Craig Rickett. Three Nazarene spinster sisters discover a new world through the arrival of a new neighbor and a mysterious package of seeds in the mail. Directed by Michael Weaver. Show runs Wednesdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; 2 p.m. matinees Sundays and May 25. Purchase tickets at www.ticketswest.com or by phone. Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. $15-$28. (509) 455-7529.
“The Outsiders”Today and Saturday. Based on the novel by S.E. Hinton and performed by the students at Central Valley High School. Performances are nightly at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the CVHS business office. Central Valley High School Performing Arts Center, 821 S. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $10.
“In My Secret Life” Today and Saturday. An original play by Paul Rawlings. The play is composed of a series of interlocking monologues in which several honest and forthright characters reveal much about their own vulnerability. Original music composed and performed by local barber and professional guitarist Drew Browne. Shows at 7:30 p.m. Pearl Theater, 7160 Ash St., Bonners Ferry. $10. (208) 610-2846.
Sweet Adelines Quartet Competition May 17 at 4 p.m.; Chorus Competition on May 18 at noon; Festival of Champions on May 18 at 7 p.m., INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $30/general, $25/seniors and military. (800) 325-SEAT.
Musicfest Northwest 2013 Festival Highlights Concert This is a chance to hear and see some of the best instrumental, vocal and dance performances from Musicfest Northwest’s weeklong festival. Adjudicators from nine Musicfest divisions choose their favorite performers to be highlighted in this special concert. May 17, 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Free. (509) 227-7638.
Dan Maher and the Blue Ribbon Tea Company This engaging folk entertainer always brings down the house. Advance tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/ event/371807. A benefit for the Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane. May 17, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $12/advance; $15/door. (509) 891-8545.
Kara Teats, Flute Student recital. May 17, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. Free. (208) 885-6231.
“Great American Tall Tales” May 17-26. Christian Youth Theatre North Idaho presents a spring musical featuring beloved characters from American folklore including Annie Oakley, Davy Crocket, Pecos Bill, Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan, John Henry and more. Performances are Fridays at 7 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 and 7 p.m.; May 19 at 1 and 4 p.m.; and May 26 at 3 p.m. Discount matinee on May 18 at 3 p.m. There will be a special performance on May 19 at 1 p.m. for patrons with special needs and their families/caretakers. Tickets can be purchased online at www.cytnorthidaho.org or at the box office by calling (208) 277-5727. Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $12/adults; $10/seniors and children ages 12 and younger; $9/individuals in a group of 10 or more; May 18 performance is $8; May 19 performance at 1 p.m. is $6. (208) 667-6301.
Spokane Playwrights’ Booklight Showcase May 17-19. Original works by local playwrights in a reader’s theater format. Performances on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Ignite! Theatre, 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 795-0004.
“Rossum’s Universal Robots” May 17-26. In the future, robots provide manual labor and keep human-owned factories thriving. The robots eventually rebel due to their treatment and the results will redefine humanity. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Lair-Student Center Auditorium, Building Six, 1810 N. Greene St. All performances are free. For more information, contact (509) 533-7387.
Ballroom Dancing Dance to the five piece combo Variety Pack. All ages and all abilities welcome. May 17, 7:30 p.m. Sons of Norway Hall, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd. $8. (509) 326-9211.